WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 4 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on October 4, 2019
23: Rebels capture and sack the Chinese capital Chang’an during a peasant rebellion. They kill and decapitate the emperor, Wang Mang, two days later
1363: End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history
1945: Meeting of Minister of State Konoye and General MacArthur to discuss the necessity of a new constitution
1950: U.S. aircraft bomb North Korea Datong River banks
1957: Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrives at Tokyo for a ten-day visit. The joint communiqué will insist on the necessity to suspend the nuclear tests
1957: Chin Peng sends a pamphlet to newspapers and news agencies in Singapore, proposing an end to the war and pledging Malaya Communist Party support for the government if the MCP was given the status of a legal political party
1969: China announces two nuclear tests including an open-air hydrogen one
1980: The representatives of 38 Muslim countries, at the United Nations General Assembly, demand the withdrawal of the Soviet forces from Afghanistan
1982: Sino-Soviet talks resumes at Beijing
2002: For the first time since democracy has been restored in Nepal, king Gyanendra dismisses prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and takes all the powers
2005: Japan’s cabinet endorses a one-year extension of the country’s naval mission to support US-led troops in Afghanistan
2011: The leaders of Afghanistan and India sign a strategic partnership agreement during a visit by President Hamid Karzai to Delhi.
2013: Death of Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, aged 102.